works in our collection could be considered ‘erotic’,
but not just in the traditional sense as they include some quite
quirky images, such as Louise Clifton and Dane Taylor’s photograph, Casey, depicting
a hooded figure sitting on a kitchen bench. This work often stopped
people in their tracks when visiting our flat in Wellington, and
prompted much discussion.
both enjoy the classic style of Helm Ruifrok’s drawings.
He combines provocative material with a refined technique reminiscent
of the Old Masters. Having first seen Louisa as a drawing, I was
fascinated to meet her in Christchurch and to discover that she
was just as tall and captivating as she appeared on paper.
intimate image His Girlfriend follows
on from an earlier series she created from a box of found black
and white proof sheets depicting women in erotic poses.
My photographic practice has also included erotic material, sometimes
in an offbeat and spontaneous way. Untitled (man and cat) was
the result of a lucky accident. The cat was not scheduled to be
in the photo shoot, but she insisted on being the centre of attention.